Food Lore

Picture18The food lore and remedies aspect of the collection contains recordings of toasts, sickness cures and recipes. The folklore aspect of this topic is how food and cures are passed down through generations and bonded families and groups together. One quote from these papers states it well, “Why sure, my mother had all kinds of remedies for our ailments. Her grandmother used them on her and then she used them on us.”

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Local Food Lore

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Another interesting piece from the collection blends folk art, food lore and local tradition together into one folklore paper. The restaurant Myra’s Dionysus and the story of owner Myra Griffin’s “soup hats” are featured in the food lore genre. More on this local lore is available on the Archives and Rare Books Library blog: Myra’s Dionysus: Local Folk Art and Food Lore

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Toasts and Drinking Games

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